Hours later, the CNN anchor explained that he was finding the whole situation “a bit tiresome,” but was told that Breitbart was preparing another factually inaccurate hit piece on him.
Breitbart radio host this month with Nehlen: “You can go to his website…follow him on Twitter…I’m a fan…I want you to tell people how they can help you out…God bless you. Look forward to having you back.” https://t.co/Yf2RZORoiN— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 29, 2017
He followed that up by providing some advice to Breitbart:
I confess I’m finding this all a bit tiresome but I’m told Breitbart is preparing another hit piece full of lies and nonsense presumably because I tweeted this quote of a Breitbart host on Dec 18 promoting and praising white supremacist Nehlen. https://t.co/kgSporvXFI — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 29, 2017
Of course, Boyle did have another Tapper article in the can, which went up today. In this second Tapper-centric report, Boyle contends that the CNN anchor is at odds with his employer over its “lack of transparency” based on an email exchange Breitbart had with Tapper in June. And, like the previous hatchet job, Boyle calls Tapper “Fake Tapper” and describes CNN as “Fake News.” Because, as we all know, that’s what real reporters do. [image via screengrab] — Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona
The easy PR advice when you’re caught being too cozy with white supremacists/neo-Nazis is to apologize for the bad judgment and to vociferously attack the Nazi. Not to obfuscate and attack those who took issue with it. Unless of course you only regret being caught. — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 29, 2017